Definition of gotten in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡätn/
North American
Past participle of get.


As past participles of get, the words got and gotten both date back to Middle English. In North American English, got and gotten are not identical in use. Gotten usually implies the process of obtaining something ( he has gotten two tickets for the show), while got implies the state of possession or ownership ( he hasn’t got any money).

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Syllabification: got·ten

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